Horse Health Matters®

Horse Training With Treats, Does It Work …

by Katie Navarra

April 18, 2017 11:40

Can you use treats to train your horse? Most expert say no, but some say yes. Read on to find out how you can use treats to get better behavior from your horse …

Fitness And Conditioning

Equine Strength Training

EquiMed Staff

Equine Strength Training

by EquiMed Staff

April 14, 2017 12:16

Learn the 3 major training goals for your horse and how riding up and down hills and walking through water will help condition your horse in all three areas …

Wise Horse Owners Expect the Unexpected to Keep Horses Safe during …

by EquiMed Staff

April 26, 2017 13:59

During hurricanes, earthquakes, wild fires, floods and other disasters, having a plan in place will save you time and money and possibly the lives of your …

General Care

How to do a fecal wash

Mark Sellers

How to do a fecal wash

by Mark Sellers

April 20, 2017 13:32

Colic due to sand ingestion is a serious problem in some areas of the country. The best way to learn if your horse is ingesting sand is to do a fecal wash. …

Tip of the Day

Most horse barns are frequented during the night by critters (skunks, racoons, etc.) Keep your garbage and trash cans covered to reduce the mess.

Build A French Drain to Improve Barn Drainage

by Katie Navarra

April 27, 2017 13:32

Learn about how to construct a French drain and other solutions to drainage problems if you are plagued with standing water and a muddy barn yard after …

Hoof Care

A Farrier's Tools of the Trade

EquiMed Staff

A Farrier's Tools of the Trade

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 15:54

Read about the tools and equipment a farrier uses in caring for your horse's hooves and limbs and why you might want to have a few basic tools to use in case of …

Healthy Barn

Importance of Good Ventilation in Horse Barns

Heather Smith Thomas

Importance of Good Ventilation in Horse Barns

by Heather Smith Thomas

July 14, 2019 15:06

Many horses have allergic airway disease or heaves due to improper barn ventilation because of dust and poor-quality air held within the confines of the barn …

Reproductive Care

Breeding Soundness Exams for Broodmares

Heather Smith Thomas

Breeding Soundness Exams for Broodmares

by Heather Smith Thomas

November 8, 2019 17:57

A breeding soundness exam helps prepare for the upcoming breeding season to ensure that a mare that is fertile and able to produce a healthy foal …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Breeching

Wide straps as a part of harness or saddle that wrap around the rear of the horse. Used to hold the shafts of the cart or carriage when slowing down, or to secure a pack from sliding forward.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

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adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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Quote of the Day

Get off your horse and drink your milk.

John Wayne

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